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A Growing Library of Engaged GW Scholarship
This page features a library of faculty scholarship, as well as additional information related to presenting and publishing engaged scholarship. If you would like to feature your engaged scholarship here, please contactus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st: Shanna Helf
"Aging through Change: Gentrification, Social Capital, and Senior Citizens of Washington DC's Wards 1 and 6"
2nd: Katherine Stasaki and Elsbeth Turcan
"CAPITAL Words: Algorithmic Generation of Reading and Spelling Exercises for Low-Literacy Users"
Professor Phyllis Ryder, University Writing
Rhetorics for Community Action: Public Writing and Writing Publics
Professor Susan Jones, Law
Innovative Approaches to Public Service through Institutionalized Action Research: Reflections from Law and Social Work
Valentina Barrera Vasco, GWU '18
Supporting Embedded Public Workers: Avoiding the Discrepancy between Public Representations and Educational Realities
Najya Williams, GWU '18
From Tragedy to Reality: Analyzing the Rhetoric of Inner-City Communities and Their Members
Rachel Fishman, GWU '18
How Sincere?: A Rhetorical Analysis of Reflections on Service
GW Office of the Vice President for Research
Community-participatory research (also called community-based research) has a long history of helping university faculty address community-identified needs. Visit the OVPR for more information about funding opportunities for faculty research. Contact the Academic Service-Learning Coordinator for CPR/CBR resources and support.
Featured Opportunities to Present
- Association for Experiential Education Annual Conference
- AA C&U Annual Meeting
- Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
- The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (IARSLCE) Annual Conference
IARSLCE supports the process of discovery by assembling school practitioners, funders, and students to share and discuss their research related to service-learning and community engagement.
- American Education Research Association
AERA hosts a special interest group (SIG) on service-learning and experiential learning. The SIG's purpose is "to bring together both researchers and practitioners to build and promote understanding of SL and experiential education for the betterment of the field." The SIG also sponsors presentations on service-learning at the AERA's annual conference.
- Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium
The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) is a non-profit educational organization composed of higher education member institutions that work collaboratively to promote strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity.
- The Engaged Campus: Driving Innovation through Partnerships
This conference will showcase and celebrate advanced and innovative efforts in campus civic engagement including experimentation with creative partnerships and a focus on holistic practice—collective, strategic and aligned institutional involvement in local communities.
- International Conference on Advances in Service-Learning Research
This international research conference is sponsored by more than twenty national organizations and foundations and convenes leading service-learning scholars and researchers to present new study findings, methodological and theoretical advances, and recently completed research agendas for studying various aspects of service-learning in K-12 education, teacher education, and higher education.
- National Service-Learning Conference
This conference highlights and promotes service-learning as a way of teaching and learning that builds academic and citizenship skills while renewing communities.
Featured Opportunities to Publish
In addition to traditional, discipline specific publications, we recommend the following service-learning specific periodicals:
- Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
The MJCSL is a national, peer-reviewed journal for college and university faculty and administrators that [endeavors] to publish the highest quality research, theory, and pedagogy articles related to higher education academic service-learning.
- Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship
Peer-reviewed international journal that integrates teaching, research, and community engagement in all disciplines, addressing critical problems identified through a community-participatory process.
- Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
Premier, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal to advance theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between higher education institutions and communities.
- The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
Peer-reviewed journal published at Miami University by and for faculty at universities and two- and four-year colleges to increase student learning through effective teaching, interest in and enthusiasm for the profession of teaching, and communication among faculty about their classroom experiences.
- Journal of Experiential Education (JEE)
Peer-reviewed, scholarly journal presenting a diverse range of articles in subject areas such as outdoor adventure programming, service learning, environmental education, therapeutic applications, research and theory, the creative arts, and much more.
A peer reviewed journal, provides a forum for scholarship on writing, service-learning and community literacy
- Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
First national, peer-reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
- International Journal for Service-Learning in Engineering
The Journal welcomes manuscripts based on original work of students and researchers with a specific focus or implication for service learning in engineering, engineering entrepreneurship in service, or related service learning pedagogy.
- Urban Education
Publication provides thought-provoking commentary on key issues from gender-balanced and racially diverse perspectives
- Community Works Journal
The Journal features essays and reflections along with curriculum overviews that highlight the importance of place, service, and sustainability to education.
- Education, Citizenship and Social Justice
A peer-reviewed journal that provides a strategic forum for international and multi-disciplinary dialogue for all academic educators and educational policy-makers concerned with the different dimensions of division in society within the context of education, citizenship and social justice across the full spectrum of education and education-related institutions and practices.
- Journal for Civic Commitment
Twice-yearly, online journal dedicated to service learning and civic engagement, published by the Community College National Center for Community Engagement.
- Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship
First issue Fall 2008, published by the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Manuscripts are invited for this new peer-reviewed journal that is intended to provide a mechanism for the dissemination of scholarly works from all disciplines that integrate teaching, research, service, and community engagement. Information and submissions: email@example.com
- The Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education
Publishes accounts of a range of research focusing on case studies emphasizing community engagement and engaged learning practices, methodology, and pedagogy.
- Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
A peer-reviewed publication that serves as a forum to promote continuing dialogue about the service and outreach mission of universities and to foster understanding of how the service and outreach mission relates to the teaching and research missions as well as the needs of society. Edited by Melvin B. Hill, Jr., the journal is published by the Institute of Higher Education and the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach of the University of Georgia.
- Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education
The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education aims to advance the status and prospects for publicly engaged teaching and research in the academy by showcasing the new disciplinary and/or pedagogical knowledge generated by engagement with the community.
- Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
Partnerships publishes academic articles that recognize that successful engaged learning depends on effective partnerships between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines, and more. The articles in this peer-reviewed journal focus on how theories and practices can inform and improve such partnerships, connections, and collaborations. Studies co-authored by faculty, students, and/or community partners; or examining practices across disciplines or campuses; or exploring international networks are all encouraged. This journal, which is published and archived by North Carolina Campus Compact, is free to access.
- The International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
This is a journal reviewed and published by the International Association of Research on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (IARSLCE). It is an online journal dedicated to sharing high-quality research focused on service-learning, campus-community engagement, and the promotion of active and effective citizenship through education.
- eJournal of Public Affairs
This is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access journal published by Missouri State University and affiliated with the American Democracy Project. The journal is focused on scholarship related to engagement in the public arena and, in particular, to the following themes: considerations of citizenship and what it means to be a citizen, including global citizenship and eCitizenship; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, problem solving, and leadership related to citizenship and civic engagement; Assessment of civic-engagement projects; and the relationship between social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and civic engagement.
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